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    [Frye of Halifax, binder]. Richard Westall. A Day in Spring, and Other Poems. London: John Murray; A. Constable & Co., 1808. Fore-edge painting depicting the "Ruins of Coninsburgh [Conisbrough] Castle, Yorkshire," after a drawing by B. Howlett, fore-edge artist unknown. Octavo. 234 pages. Frye of Halifax binding; Contemporary straight grain red morocco ruled in gilt, spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Corners just bumped, moderate edgewear, joint starting, spine worn with some losses, signs of somewhat amateur repairs to spine which have darkened, rubbed and somewhat soiled. Inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, pink binder's ticket "Bound by / B. Frye / Halifax" to front free endpaper verso. Pencil notations to front matter, one identifying the painting as, "Conisbrough Castle;" ink gift inscriptions to front free endpaper recto, "Harriet Garner / from the Library of / her valued friend / Mrs. Bliss / 1819," and to the front blank recto, "Charlotte Mary Adams / left to her by Miss Baines / who died April 3rd 1823." All edges gilt; foxed, text block toned. Very good with bright, well-preserved, and well-hidden fore-edge painting.

    Mrs. [?] Bliss (no date) - Harriet Garner (1819) - Miss [?] Baines (no date) - Charlotte Mary Adams (1823) - Christie's (2005) - Randall J. Moskovitz (no date). From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee

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